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Greene County, Arkansas
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Greene County, Arkansas Facts

When was Greene County, AR Created?
Greene County was established on November 5, 1833 and was formed from Lawrence County. Parts of Greene County was used to form the following counties: Clay 1873, Craighead 1859, Poinsett 1838. Other county boundry changes occured when Boundary with Clay changed 20 April 1895. The county was named in honor of Nathanael Greene (1742–1786), the Revolutionary War General .

What is the County Seat of Greene County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Paragould and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Greene County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Clay County (north), Dunklin County, Missouri (east), Craighead County (south), Lawrence County (southwest), Randolph County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Greene County, AR?
Cities and towns located in the County include Delaplaine, Lafe, Marmaduke, Oak Grove Heights, Paragould.

Greene County, AR Vital Records

Where can find Greene County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Greene County vital records can be found at the Arkansas Deptartment of Health has Birth & Death records since February 1, 1914, Marriage Records since January 1917 and Divorce Records since January 1923. You may go to the Greene County health department to obtain a Birth or Death certificates which can be issued while you wait. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Arkansas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Greene County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Greene Co. Birth CertificatesMarriage CertificatesDivorce CertificatesDeath Certificates  to mail.

Greene County, AR Census Records

What Greene County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Greene County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.

Greene Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Greene Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Greene Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Greene Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You'll find free online and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Arkansas Census Records Research Guide

Greene County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Greene County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Greene County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Greene County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Arkansas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

All County Offices Records are located in the Courthouse at 320 West Court Street, Paragould 72450; 870-239-6300, unless otherwise noted. 

  • Greene County Clerk of Circuit Court is the clerk of the circuit, chancery court, and juvenile court and usually acts as the ex-officio recorder of Greene county. The duties of the clerk are to maintain a record of all proceedings of the circuit, chancery and juvenile courts and to prepare the dockets for courts in Greene County. They are also the ex-officio Greene county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within Greene county.
    • Phone: 870-239-6330
    • Court Records: 1871
    • Land Records: 1858
    • Divorce Records: are maintained among the equity records (Divorces issued prior to 1950 are located here. Divorces issued after 1950 can be found  at the Arkansas Department of Public Health)
  • Greene County Clerk, as clerk to the probate court, the clerk files all instruments making them a matter of record in descendent estate cases, and swears in all witnesses in contested estates. The clerk, also in this capacity, maintains all records relative to adoptions and guardianship cases within Greene county.
    • Phone: 870-239-6311
    • Marriage Records: 1876 
    • Probate Records: 1876
  • Greene County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
    • Phone: 870-239-6303
  • Greene County, Arkansas Court Records
  • Greene County, Arkansas Marriages 1800's-2000
  • BLM Land Records

Greene County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Greene County, AR?
A list of Greene County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Arkansas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Greene County, AR Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Greene County, AR?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Greene County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is merely a list which has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

Greene Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Greene Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Greene Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Greene Co. AR General and History Websites

Greene Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Greene Co. AR Military Records

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